This week, Glenn Beck of the Fox News Channel is taking on Fabian Socialism. Glenn Beck begins with the origin of the Fabian Society is 1884 when intellectual elites in London, England banded together to spread a different form of Marxism known as Gradualism. The Fabians took their name from the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus, famous for his strategy of harassment and attrition. The Fabians selected for a logo a turtle, a slow moving creature with the moto “When I Strike, I Strike Hard”. For their emblem, the Fabians chose a shield bearing a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This provides us with insight as to how they think and operate.

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A year before, another group in London called the Fellowship of New Life had been formed, advocating a return to the simple life, as well as vegetarianism and pacifism. It’s founder, Thomas Davidson, believed that pure intelligence would lead to a better society. The Fellowship, or ‘The Guild’ as the members called it, thought that smaller communities would make reorganizing individual lives easier, and such reorganization would achieve the goal of improving humanity slowly, gradually over time.

The Fabians were more of a political splinter group from the Fellowship of New Life. Whereas the Fellowship soon disbanded, the Fabians grew in numbers and power. Led by the husband and wife team of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, the Fabians attracted the best and brightest of Britain’s intellectual elite, such as writers George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf. From the Fabians the British Labour Party was formed and nurtured in 1900 preaching ‘co-operative economics’ and reforms in the name of ‘social justice’.

The Webbs, with help from the likes of Shaw and others, created the London School of Economics. To be fair, The London School of Economics was not always a hotbed of big-government socialist types. Indeed, one of the champions of free market capitalism, Frederick A. Hayek, taught there. An early head of the school, Lionel Robbins, was also a follower of the Austrian School, led by Ludwig von Mises (under whom Hayek has studied) and Robbins, like Hayek, was an early critic of John Maynard Keynes. But in more recent years, the LSE has produced more dubious characters, like George Soros.

Which goes to show that even the intellectual elites of the Fabian Society can get it wrong and make a big mistake. Characters like George Bernard Shaw openly advocated eugenics and social euthanasia for those unable to contribute to society. Shaw even proposed that scientists should come up with a painless gas that could be used for snuffing out undesirables.

A major tenant of the Fabian Society is the doctrine of gradualism. To achieve goals over a long period of time through incremental changes. They were also advocates of what they called ‘communitarianism’, that individuals must always suborn themselves to the will and needs of the society. Thus, like the Progressive Movement in the United States, the Fabians use the method of small steps, slowly nudging the masses towards Socialism.

Glenn Beck sees the Fabian Society and their brand of Socialism as just as evil as those of the Progressives. Together, the Fabians and Progressives form the base of an idea for a New World Order run by an Anglo-American alliance. This concept was further promoted by folks like Cecil Rhodes, who founded the Rhodes Scholarship to indoctrinate Americans like Bill Clinton in England. Rhodes believed that the United States, England, and Germany, should dominate the world. Rhodes put it this way, “In order to save the forty million inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, our colonial statesmen must acquire new lands for settling surplus population of this country… The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter issue.”

But, as we have seen, colonialist ambitions have given way to Fabian Socialism as Glenn Beck points out. Gradually convincing people that the State, especially a Global State, can bring about social justice and economic equality. It is fitting that Glenn Beck exposes the Fabian Society for what it truly is, what they even embrace themselves, as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. That we need to be shepherds as Glenn Beck to stop Fabian Socialism from achieving it’s objective.

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